Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
530 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

.FOR THE BEACHES FROM MALAQUITE BEACH TO PORT ARANSAS...

TXZ242-243-202330-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
530 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              72                    70
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        70                    67
WATER LEVEL:                  -0.07 FT MSL          -0.03 FT MSL
WIND:                         S 17 MPH              SE 6 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 TUESDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 70                  63 / 74

SKY         MORNING:          CLOUDY                MOSTLY SUNNY
            AFTERNOON:        MOSTLY CLOUDY         MOSTLY SUNNY
            EVENING:          PARTLY CLOUDY         MOSTLY CLEAR

WEATHER     MORNING:          SHOWERS / TSTMS       NONE
            AFTERNOON:        SHOWERS / TSTMS       NONE
            EVENING:          SHOWERS / TSTMS       NONE

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          80%                   10%
            AFTERNOON:        30%                   10%
            EVENING:          20%                   10%

WIND        MORNING:          W 7-8 MPH             W 9-14 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        NW 7-10 MPH           NW 9-13 MPH
            EVENING:          W 2-8 MPH             N 10-13 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               HIGH                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     MODERATE              HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             4 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             8 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     HIGH: 155 PM          LOW : 503 AM
                                                    HIGH: 229 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...PLEASANT WEATHER WILL BE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND A MAINLY LIGHT
WIND WEDNESDAY AND INTO THURSDAY. INCREASING WIND IS LIKELY LATER
THURSDAY AND ON FRIDAY.


* A LOW RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT ANY RIP CURRENTS THAT DO
  FORM ARE LIKELY TO BE WEAK BUT STILL MAY POSE A DANGER TO POOR
  SWIMMERS. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE
  FREQUENT IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS AND
  THESE CAN BE QUITE STRONG ON DAYS WHERE THE OVERALL RIP CURRENT
  THREAT IS LOW...ESPECIALLY IF STRONG SOUTHERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY
  WINDS EXIST.

* SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
  DONT FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
  SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE...FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR
  WAVE FOR HELP. IF TIRED...FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF
  THE RIP CURRENT.

* WAVE HEIGHT AND PERIOD FORECASTS ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF DEEP OCEAN
  WAVES OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS...NOT SURF CONDITIONS.

$$



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